Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth can negatively impact one’s overall appearance, leaving many hesitant to smile, laugh, or talk in front of others. When malocclusion problems are severe, traditional orthodontic treatment is necessary to reposition the teeth and jaw, and straighten the smile. However, if imperfections are minor, patients may be suitable candidates for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers address crooked teeth quickly and effectively, earning them the nickname, “instant orthodontics.” Porcelain veneers bond to the facial surface of the teeth to conceal misalignment and other cosmetic flaws. Individuals in Boston, MA, and surrounding areas can work with Dr. James M. Stein and Dr. Brett E. Stein to find out if porcelain veneers are right for them.
Candidates for Instant Orthodontics
Instant orthodontics are suitable for patients who are dealing with minor to moderate misalignment problems, or those that are not severe enough to compromise oral health or functions. Oftentimes people have neglected these problems because they don’t want to undergo long months of traditional orthodontic treatment, which usually involves wearing braces. Also, some patients have previously undergone treatment only to have their teeth shift over time.
Misalignment issues that can be addressed with porcelain veneers treatment include:
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that have twisted or rotated
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Uneven teeth
Our doctors can perform a thorough dental examination for individuals in the Boston area to evaluate the health of the teeth and gums, and determine if they are ideal candidates for instant orthodontics.
The Treatment Process
Once porcelain veneers candidacy has been determined, treatment is very fast. Our dentists even offer same-day porcelain veneers, so it is possible to walk away with a straight and balanced smile after just a single procedure.
To begin porcelain veneers treatment, our dentists design a set of veneers that best meets each of our Boston patient’s unique needs. Porcelain veneers are completely customizable, so we can specify the size, color, and shape of each restoration.
After porcelain veneers have been designed, the teeth are prepped for treatment. Porcelain veneers preparation involves the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel. After reshaping the teeth, dental molds are taken. Molds are sent to our dental laboratory, where the veneers are made. If patients are not receiving same-day veneers, temporary restorations are placed until the patient returns for the final stage of treatment.
To complete treatment, we test the fit of the patient’s permanent veneers. If necessary, adjustments can be made before the veneers are bonded in place. Finally, porcelain veneers are cemented to the teeth with a special dental compound.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer a number of benefits to people who want to treat crooked teeth without braces. Some of the greatest advantages of porcelain veneers include:
- Nearly instant results
- Ability to address additional cosmetic flaws, including chips, cracks, dental stains, and discoloration
- Long-lasting results
- Resistance to stains
- Easy to care for
Request an Appointment
If you have crooked teeth and have been looking for a solution that is faster and more comfortable than traditional orthodontics, then porcelain veneers may be right for you. To learn more about porcelain veneers treatment, call our dental practice at (617) 925-6966, or request an appointment online.